Problem: KHP is a weak organic acid, Sodium Hydroxide is a strong base. When combined, an acid-base neutralization reaction takes place generating a conjugate salt and water as reaction products. Therefore, we can ask: If we were to replace KHP as the primary standard with CsHP, would the higher molecular weight of the new standard alter the molar ratio of the standardization of the Sodium Hydroxide titrant and thus, change the results of the standardization process? Why or why not? Please provide a solid, concise, and scientific answer.

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In neutralization reaction, acid reacts with base to form salt. 

Standards are used to determine the concentration of the titrant.

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KHP is a weak organic acid, Sodium Hydroxide is a strong base. When combined, an acid-base neutralization reaction takes place generating a conjugate salt and water as reaction products. Therefore, we can ask: If we were to replace KHP as the primary standard with CsHP, would the higher molecular weight of the new standard alter the molar ratio of the standardization of the Sodium Hydroxide titrant and thus, change the results of the standardization process? Why or why not? Please provide a solid, concise, and scientific answer.

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